Period
to 25 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 305 330
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 +19
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 710 673 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.80% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 3.95% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 433 502
England median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £284 £214 £250
90th Percentile £710 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 14
England median hourly rate £32.27 £16.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.69% -42.86% +43.59%
10th Percentile £17.28 £10.00 £19.34
90th Percentile £48.18 £52.50 £37.93
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.73% -1.79% +17.50%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,344 17,017 20,915
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.91% 20.16% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,349 10,470 13,224
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 860 739
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.66 £12.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £30.21
% change year-on-year -16.98% -0.68% +34.24%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 466 £500 +5.26% 232
South East -37 100 £400 - 144
North of England -22 73 £310 -27.06% 86
Midlands -36 38 £490 +56.80% 69
North East +17 36 £300 -10.45% 3
North West -12 27 £350 +24.33% 56
West Midlands -31 20 £520 +69.80% 33
East Midlands -10 18 £360 +10.77% 36
South West +2 16 £388 +1.97% 46
East of England -18 14 £418 +26.52% 80
Yorkshire -37 10 £413 -17.50% 27
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 710 (100.00%) Degree
2 683 (96.20%) Computer Science
3 279 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
4 227 (31.97%) Java
5 170 (23.94%) SQL
6 168 (23.66%) JavaScript
7 163 (22.96%) Problem-Solving
8 160 (22.54%) Finance
9 146 (20.56%) Python
10 133 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
11 126 (17.75%) Linux
12 125 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
13 117 (16.48%) Windows
14 115 (16.20%) HTML
15 114 (16.06%) Microsoft
16 113 (15.92%) Git (software)
17 111 (15.63%) Software Engineering
18 103 (14.51%) CSS
18 103 (14.51%) Mathematics
19 92 (12.96%) C#
19 92 (12.96%) DevOps
20 88 (12.39%) Unix
21 87 (12.25%) C++
21 87 (12.25%) TDD
22 80 (11.27%) OO
22 80 (11.27%) Web Services
23 79 (11.13%) SDLC
24 78 (10.99%) .NET
25 73 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
25 73 (10.28%) Analytics

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (4.79%) Apache
2 27 (3.80%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.96%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.68%) Confluence
5 18 (2.54%) IIS
6 16 (2.25%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 13 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.83%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.41%) CMS
9 10 (1.41%) JBoss
9 10 (1.41%) nginx
9 10 (1.41%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.27%) SAS
10 9 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 30 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.85%) SPSS
5 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.28%) GIMP
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) HipChat
8 1 (0.14%) Revit
8 1 (0.14%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.56%) HFM
2 4 (0.56%) HiPortfolio
3 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) BASE24
4 2 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Primavera
5 1 (0.14%) Radian6
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.14%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.14%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 125 (17.61%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.80%) GitHub
4 25 (3.52%) PaaS
5 19 (2.68%) Serverless
6 18 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
7 17 (2.39%) Office 365
7 17 (2.39%) SaaS
8 14 (1.97%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (1.13%) IaaS
12 8 (1.13%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.99%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 7 (0.99%) Yammer
14 6 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.21%) DNS
2 33 (4.65%) HTTP
3 32 (4.51%) Firewall
4 30 (4.23%) DHCP
5 20 (2.82%) Internet
5 20 (2.82%) NetScaler
6 18 (2.54%) VPN
7 17 (2.39%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.97%) SAN
9 12 (1.69%) SSL
10 11 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (1.27%) IPsec
11 9 (1.27%) SNMP
12 8 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (0.99%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.99%) Kerberos
13 7 (0.99%) Network Security
14 6 (0.85%) 3G
14 6 (0.85%) LAN
14 6 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.89%) MySQL
3 50 (7.04%) Big Data
4 49 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 44 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (5.49%) NoSQL
7 34 (4.79%) MongoDB
8 29 (4.08%) Hadoop
9 22 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (2.68%) Redis
11 17 (2.39%) Apache Hive
12 16 (2.25%) HBase
13 14 (1.97%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.83%) Data Lake
15 11 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (1.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 113 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 67 (9.44%) Jenkins
3 61 (8.59%) JIRA
4 40 (5.63%) JUnit
5 31 (4.37%) Cucumber
6 30 (4.23%) Subversion
7 29 (4.08%) Selenium
8 23 (3.24%) Maven
9 17 (2.39%) Gradle
10 16 (2.25%) Bitbucket
11 14 (1.97%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.83%) Mockito
12 13 (1.83%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.69%) webpack
14 10 (1.41%) Ant
14 10 (1.41%) SpecFlow
14 10 (1.41%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.13%) IntelliJ
15 8 (1.13%) Xcode
General
1 160 (22.54%) Finance
2 52 (7.32%) Banking
3 29 (4.08%) Front Office
4 27 (3.80%) Marketing
5 23 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.39%) Retail
8 12 (1.69%) Electronics
9 11 (1.55%) Games
10 8 (1.13%) Advertising
10 8 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.13%) Legal
10 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.85%) Publishing
11 6 (0.85%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.70%) French Language
12 5 (0.70%) Turkish Language
13 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.42%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 298 (41.97%) Developer
2 99 (13.94%) Java Developer
3 56 (7.89%) Analyst
4 48 (6.76%) Architect
5 42 (5.92%) C# Developer
6 35 (4.93%) Senior Developer
7 24 (3.38%) Software Engineer
8 23 (3.24%) Security Engineer
9 22 (3.10%) .NET Developer
9 22 (3.10%) Consultant
9 22 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
10 21 (2.96%) Junior
11 19 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
12 18 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
12 18 (2.54%) Support Engineer
13 16 (2.25%) Data Analyst
13 16 (2.25%) Data Engineer
14 15 (2.11%) Angular Developer
14 15 (2.11%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (16.20%) HTML
2 103 (14.51%) CSS
3 80 (11.27%) Web Services
4 78 (10.99%) .NET
5 64 (9.01%) RESTful
5 64 (9.01%) Spring
6 54 (7.61%) AngularJS
7 53 (7.46%) XML
8 49 (6.90%) REST
9 43 (6.06%) HTML5
10 41 (5.77%) Node.js
11 38 (5.35%) Kafka
12 36 (5.07%) React
13 33 (4.65%) JSON
14 28 (3.94%) jQuery
15 27 (3.80%) SOAP
16 24 (3.38%) .NET Framework
17 21 (2.96%) ASP.NET
17 21 (2.96%) OAuth
18 20 (2.82%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 683 (96.20%) Computer Science
2 133 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (8.59%) Mobile App
4 52 (7.32%) User Experience
5 51 (7.18%) Algorithms
6 50 (7.04%) Management Information System
7 37 (5.21%) Data Centre
8 36 (5.07%) Data Structures
9 35 (4.93%) Greenfield Project
10 29 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
12 21 (2.96%) Fintech
13 18 (2.54%) PKI
14 15 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.83%) Mobile Payment
16 12 (1.69%) Public Cloud
17 11 (1.55%) Fixed Income
17 11 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
18 10 (1.41%) Derivative
18 10 (1.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 126 (17.75%) Linux
2 117 (16.48%) Windows
3 88 (12.39%) Unix
4 53 (7.46%) Android
5 47 (6.62%) Apple iOS
6 42 (5.92%) Windows Server
7 34 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.27%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.13%) Mac OS
10 8 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.85%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.70%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.56%) Debian
15 3 (0.42%) AIX
15 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (22.96%) Problem-Solving
3 111 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 103 (14.51%) Mathematics
5 92 (12.96%) DevOps
6 87 (12.25%) TDD
7 80 (11.27%) OO
8 79 (11.13%) SDLC
9 73 (10.28%) Analytics
10 72 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (9.86%) Open Source
12 69 (9.72%) Test Automation
13 67 (9.44%) Project Management
14 59 (8.31%) Scrum
15 52 (7.32%) ITIL
16 49 (6.90%) Multithreading
17 44 (6.20%) Data Science
18 43 (6.06%) Machine Learning
18 43 (6.06%) Microservices
19 42 (5.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 227 (31.97%) Java
2 170 (23.94%) SQL
3 168 (23.66%) JavaScript
4 146 (20.56%) Python
5 92 (12.96%) C#
6 87 (12.25%) C++
7 40 (5.63%) Java 8
8 35 (4.93%) Ruby
9 30 (4.23%) Perl
10 29 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 22 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 20 (2.82%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.68%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.54%) R
15 17 (2.39%) Apple Swift
15 17 (2.39%) Kotlin
15 17 (2.39%) Scala
16 16 (2.25%) ES8
16 16 (2.25%) PHP
17 15 (2.11%) C
Qualifications
1 710 (100.00%) Degree
2 71 (10.00%) Master's Degree
3 48 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.35%) Numerate Degree
4 38 (5.35%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.10%) CISSP
6 21 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.83%) CISM
9 10 (1.41%) CCNP
9 10 (1.41%) GIAC
9 10 (1.41%) PhD
10 9 (1.27%) AWS Certification
11 8 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.13%) ISEB
12 7 (0.99%) CCNA
12 7 (0.99%) CEH
12 7 (0.99%) CISA
13 6 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
14 5 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.04%) QA
2 20 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.99%) PMO
4 5 (0.70%) GDPR
5 4 (0.56%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.28%) EMIR
7 2 (0.28%) GCP
7 2 (0.28%) PSD2
7 2 (0.28%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) IFRS
8 1 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.14%) SEPA
8 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 55 (7.75%) Docker
2 42 (5.92%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.66%) XenApp
5 19 (2.68%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.25%) vSphere
7 14 (1.97%) HDFS
8 9 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.70%) XenServer
11 4 (0.56%) KVM
11 4 (0.56%) Xen
12 3 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.28%) Firmware
13 2 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 44 (6.20%) Ansible
2 36 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (3.80%) Puppet
4 23 (3.24%) Terraform
5 18 (2.54%) Salt
6 14 (1.97%) Kubernetes
7 10 (1.41%) Nagios
7 10 (1.41%) Oozie
8 7 (0.99%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.99%) SCCM
9 6 (0.85%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.70%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.56%) Packer
11 4 (0.56%) SCOM
11 4 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.42%) vMotion
12 3 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 114 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.75%) Oracle
3 41 (5.77%) Citrix
4 39 (5.49%) VMware
5 38 (5.35%) Google
6 30 (4.23%) SAP
7 27 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (3.66%) HP
9 24 (3.38%) Ivanti
10 21 (2.96%) Apple
10 21 (2.96%) Cisco
10 21 (2.96%) Splunk
11 18 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.11%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.83%) Remedy
14 12 (1.69%) CyberArk
14 12 (1.69%) Juniper
15 11 (1.55%) IBM
16 10 (1.41%) Tableau
17 9 (1.27%) Adobe